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What are the symptoms and causes of cerebral atrophy and how can the complications be treated ?

what are the causes, patho physiology, complications, treatment and management , and test for cerebral atrophy|
Tue, 17 Jan 2012
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brainificant treatmenmtn atrophy is primaraly a age related degenerative diseases
many other causes like infection, ischemias to be ruled out
no significant treatment
MRI brain the investigation of choice
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